Canvas Usage Initiative

Canvas LMS for all UM6P academic courses

What is the Canvas Usage Initiative?

The learning management system (LMS) has become an indispensable part of the Mohammed VI Polytechnic University. With our move to adopting and using the Canvas LMS, an initiative from the President of the university established that faculty utilize Canvas for all academic courses (whether delivered by online, hybrid or face-to-face modalities) to effeciently complement the delivery of course content.

For all academic courses, the instructor should:

  • Personalize the Canvas front page - This page introduces students to you and your course, including contact information, course description, and expectations, office hours, etc.
  • Provide the course syllabus in Canvas - Upload your existing syllabus document or develop one in the Syllabus Tool within Canvas.
  • Use Canvas communication and collaboration tools (strongly encouraged but not required) - We encourage you to take advantage of the many communication tools available in Canvas that can help organize your messages and announcements. Canvas also simplifies the logistics of student collaboration and group work

How We Will Support You

UM6P Canvas Team will support you in meeting these requirements. We have many options available to you to help you learn about Canvas and how to set up your course:

  • Walk in support in your departments Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Call one of the Resource Centers to ask a question or make an appointment with an instructional designer.
  • Training on the Canvas usage through Canvas Workshops or through self-paced Training guides included in your Canvas account. Click on UM6P Training Guide for Faculty, and enroll to this course. To do so, you will be asked to log in with your UM6P credentials.
  • Video tutorials and other resources posted or linked on this site.

Where to Start?

To build the course you're proud of, please follow the Getting Started guide.

Upon the completion of the getting started guide, you will be able to:

  • edit your course front page
  • publish your course syllabus
  • add course content and modules
  • communicate effeciently with your students